What is Music?
Music consists of vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.
But Why is Music so important to us?
Music is important to our lives because it lifts up the soul and releases some pressures in daily living. It also helps you express yourself in ways that you can't with normal speech and builds confidence. Music is also fun and enhances social development.
But some people are just not moved or interested by music and yes I am one of them!
Until I was 16 I listened to a little radio and some commercial music for teens from all genres, but in fact it was mainly to find out what other people my age liked and so i could find out if I liked it or no, at the time I was a bit curious.
Now Iím nearly 19 years old and for 2 to 3 years, I havenít listened to any music, I have sometimes the feeling to be the only one like that.
For example, when i take the public transport, I see a lot of people wearing their headphones during their run. And me, I have no envy over listening to music for 1 hour, I even prefer listening to the sound of the train or the bus for one hour.
I never had a MP3 player, a smartphone or something else that is used to listen to music.
Even when I come back home, I never listen to music on my computer because I donít like that so I relax with other means possible(surfing on the internet, going outside, listening to the sound of the city, sleeping, etcÖ)
Sometimes, I have people and friends who make me listen to metal, rock or rap and then ask me if I liked it but I am unable to answer. As I am no hypocrite, i clearly say no and for that I pass sometimes for someone bizarre.
As I think it is better living without music, some people find it sad or even impossible.
For me, true freedom is to live without music, especially when the lyrics to music mostly mean nothing and that is why I donít understand people that are so commited to music, Music isnít that extraordinary, itís mostly about love with catch phrases that aims to stick in our heads. Sometimes, it even reeks superficiality.
But I do like music on one occasion, in fact the only music i listen to are the ones in movies or tv shows and I even find it necessary that movies and tv shows have music in them because music brings something much needed to them, to the characters, etcÖ
I donít know, maybe Iím not normal
But ask yourself this question, is it that important to listen to music?